涉嫌破坏煤气表 乐天24餐馆“偷吃”煤气被传控18/01/2014on 联合早报by 魏瑜嶙由于案件还在提控阶段，目前无法得知餐馆涉嫌从何时起更改煤气表上的装置，以及为餐馆提供煤气的城市煤气私人有限公司因此蒙受了多少损失。乐天餐饮集团旗下多家餐馆涉嫌在煤气表上动手脚“偷吃”煤气，其中一家涉案的是位于滨海湾联通广场（Marina Bay Link Mall）的乐天客栈。（摄影／唐家鸿）本地著名中餐馆集团乐天餐饮旗下的多家餐馆涉嫌在煤气表上动手脚“偷吃”煤气，昨天被能源市场管理局传控。集团旗下的24家分行触犯煤气法令，共面对33项控状。控状分成两大类，其中25项指各家餐馆在煤气表上动手脚，以及八项不诚实使用（dishonestly consume）煤气的罪名。涉案的是集团属下的中餐馆业务，包括乐天客栈、乐天海鲜、乐天皇朝、乐天阁（Paradise Pavilion）、味之楼（Taste Paradise）、功夫乐天和小香港茶坊（Canton Paradise）。乐天餐饮一代表出庭；大餐馆月均煤气费至少上万元。完整报道请看18.01.2014的《联合早报》。
Paradise accused of tampering with gas metresThe Straits Times Monday, Jan 20, 2014SINGAPORE - It grew from humble beginnings as a zi char stall in an industrial estate, to an award-winning restaurant chain with footprints in Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, China and Indonesia.But popular restaurant group Paradise is in the soup, having been charged with tampering with the gas meters at 24 of its outlets.No plea was taken yesterday from Ms Ng Siew Eng, who is representing the group, known for both fine-dining and casual Chinese eateries. The case will be mentioned again on Feb 28.The chain was founded by restaurateur Eldwin Chua, 36, who went from running a zi char stall in Defu Lane to operating 34 restaurants under brands such as Seafood Paradise, Paradise Inn and Paradise Pavilion.For his achievements, he was voted Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, while his Paradise group was the overall winner in the Promising Brands category at the Singapore Prestige Brand Awards.Court papers showed the alleged offences involved 24 restaurants and occurred between March and May 2012.Seals meant to secure the bypass valve of gas meters were found missing. In some instances, the position of the valve was moved from "closed" to "open", allowing gas to flow without registering on the meters.Eight of the restaurants also face a charge each of having dishonestly used gas which had been diverted past the meter, and was not reflected in the monthly bill issued by City Gas. There was no mention of any loss suffered by the gas supplier.Of the 24 restaurants, 13 were Paradise Inn eateries, four came under Kung Fu Paradise, two were Seafood Paradise outlets, and one each was from Paradise Group Holdings, Paradise Dynasty, Paradise Pavilion, Taste Paradise and Canton Paradise.They include outlets in Changi Airport, Suntec, Marina Boulevard, Orchard Road, East Coast Road and Jurong East Central.The Paradise Inn outlet in Terminal 1 of Changi Airport faces two charges of tampering with its gas meter on April 5, 2012 and May 21, 2012. The penalty for altering and tampering with a gas meter is a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail term of up to a year. Dishonest use of gas could be punished with a fine of up to $50,000 and up to five years in jail.The restaurants are represented by Mr Patrick Ong of law firm David Ong & Company while Mr Amarjit Singh and Mr Eric Tin of Donaldson & Burkinshaw are prosecuting on behalf of The Energy Market Authority, the regulator of the gas industry.
Edited by Jman888, 20 January 2014 - 03:13 PM.